This class is designed for existing users of the Fusion 360 3D CAD platform who are looking to take advantage of the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) capabilities. Topics covered will include workholding, multiple setups, multipart setups, 3+2 machining, setup sheet customization, and post processing.
Curt Chan is a technical evangelist for the Fusion 360 3D CAD design app and Autodesk, Inc.’s, CAM products. Prior to Autodesk, Curt spent multiple years as a mechanical engineer in the defense and medical industries. As a prior application engineer for SpaceClaim software and SolidWorks software, Curtis brings expertise in a wide variety of CAD solutions. Curt holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University, and he is also an adjunct professor at Palomar College in San Diego, California, teaching 3D CAD modeling. Follow him on Twitter: @Curt_Chan
This class will help anyone looking to apply innovation to gain lighter, leaner, and more-lethal business processes via reality computing and additive manufacturing. We will look at several case studies where ReCap software and Fusion 360 software were the software conduits to mission accomplishment. Specifically, we will examine the United States Air Force’s (USAF) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community (think: “The Hurt Locker”), which achieved gains on training and lowering costs via 2 initiatives to laser scan real-world “things that go boom” for making realistic, tactile training aids for just-in-time training. Also, find out how Fusion 360 software helped cadets consult with a real-world team and make a myriad of low-cost additive-manufacturing solutions to replace expensive, yet expendable, EOD shape charges. Furthermore, listen and learn about how the USAF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are redefining building owners’ requirements for the largest real-property owner in the world, the United States Department of Defense. This session features ReCap and Fusion 360.
Autodesk has historically developed software and provided consulting services for metal additively manufactured (AM) lattice-type structures. Common powder-bed processes include SLM (Selective Laser Melting) / DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), and EBM (Electron Beam Melting). When considering real-life applications of these structures, many assumptions are made about the characteristics of the manufactured material. Among others, these include strength, elastic moduli, thermal properties, material density, surface finish, and structural stability. These characteristics are affected by many factors, including machine parameters, build orientation, and feature size. This session features Autodesk Explicit Solver, Nastran, Netfabb, Within.
The purpose of this class is to present an end-to-end workflow for additive design and manufacturing, using software and technology from Autodesk, Inc. At this moment in time, Autodesk is the only technology innovator that offers this unique capability—using their advanced software technology—for design, simulation, generative design (topology, skin, and lattice optimization), build simulation, build preparation, and advanced manufacturing methods. The class will demonstrate step by step the process involved in taking a component through design, simulation, optimization, build preparation, build simulation, postbuild verification, and finishing. The class will educate attendees who wish to learn about the processes and challenges involved in additive design and manufacturing. The software being demonstrated for the workflow includes Fusion 360 software, Within software, Pan Technology software, Netfabb software, and Delcam software. This session features Within and Fusion 360.
Whether it’s being used in rapid prototyping and consumer products or small-run manufacturing, 3D printing has become an important part of the workflows of many hobbyists, artists, engineers, and fabrication companies. This course is a discussion of the landscape of the 3D-printing industry, and how to break through the hype that surrounds it. You will discover how 3D printing is being used in the real world for both personal and professional uses. From creating art to engineering prototypes, this course will also explore the expanding use of 3D printers and their place in an enhanced design workflow. Finally, we’ll look at the practicality of how you can gain immediate returns from 3D printing your designs today. This session features Inventor Professional and Fusion 360.
This class will present a new software platform that facilitates information sharing between structural designers and steel material suppliers. The platform provides engineers with current information on material cost and availability in the context of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in order to facilitate more-informed decisions early in the design process, which can significantly reduce cost and procurement time. In turn, material suppliers benefit from the project information shared by designers to better-forecast demand. We will present the platform architecture (developed collaboratively by Autodesk, Inc.; SteelCentral; and Stanford University) in the context of 2 industry case studies. Representatives from SSOE Group and Gerdau will describe their experiences using the platform from both a designer’s and a supplier’s perspective. Finally, we will engage the audience to discuss the potential of this technology to disrupt traditional workflows and promote innovation. This session features Revit Structure, Fusion 360, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
Did you know Fusion 360 software is included with Product Design Suite? Have you wanted to start using Fusion 360 software and didn't know exactly where to start? This class is for you! We will go over the unique value Fusion 360 software brings to Product Design Suite, and some tips on how you can start using it today. Fusion 360 software enhances your product design workflow and collaboration, and it reduces the overhead of managing data and learning new tools. We'll explore different ways to do exactly that! This session features Fusion 360, AutoCAD, and Inventor Professional.
This class is based on FATHOM’s experience using Fusion 360 software to design a complex, functional, 3D-printable piece of lab equipment—a cloud-connected microbiological culture incubator called Crucible that’s capable of simulating extremophile environments. After a brief introduction to the project and its challenging requirements, we’ll dive into structuring designs that have powerful timelines, yet are conducive to successive design revisions by a large distributed engineering team. We will also explore how the final look of the product relates to the constraints of 3D printing and the importance of self-supporting geometry. Finally, we’ll discuss why and how we created a slicer for fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers inside of Fusion 360 software. This session features Fusion 360.
Fusion 360 software offers users unparalleled ease of use and power in design management by managing that data in the cloud. In this session, we will focus on capitalizing on the new Branch and Merge capabilities in Fusion 360 software to gain even more power and flexibility in design management. We will explore methods for utilizing Branch and Merge for rapid concept iteration, exploratory design, and release process. This class will cover the basics of the Branch and Merge methodology, useful patterns, and best practices. This session features Fusion 360.
The session will present concept design development workflow for industrial designers with Fusion 360 software quick Sculpt and Solid Modeling, plus Rendering. We will also mix with Physical Sketching on Wacom Tablet. The class is about introducing new early design iteration process with Fusion 360 software for industrial designers. Traditionally, designers start sketching when they’ve received overall goal/direction for the product. This class suggests that designers mix quick 3D modeling with their traditional sketching workflow. For example, Fusion 360 software has super-flexible Sculpt Modeling, and it takes just a few minutes to generate basic forms. Designers can start their sketches over these basic product forms and find balance and details based on real scale. This session features Fusion 360 and SketchBook Pro.
This class is for Fusion 360 software users who want to go beyond the basics and learn how to get the most out of their design experiences. You will learn the favorite tricks and design techniques of 2 experts. This class is for Fusion 360 users who understand the basics of sketching, parametric solid and surface modeling, and sculpting with T-Splines. We will help you avoid some common pitfalls, and you’ll learn how to build more efficient and stable designs. This session features Fusion 360.
Go beyond writing simple scripts in Fusion 360 software and learn how to create powerful interactive custom commands. We’ll begin with a brief introduction to Fusion 360 software’s programming interface, and then dig deeper into Fusion 360 software’s programming interface to cover the details of creating add-ins and commands. We'll look at taking an existing script and converting it to a command within an add-in. The command will use a custom dialog to get various types of inputs from the user and provide an interactive preview of the results. Finally, it will create the result as a single operation so it can be undone by an undo operation. This session features Fusion 360.
Heard about Fusion 360 software? Seen a few videos? Haven't taken the plunge yet? Online tutorials not your thing? This class is for people who want an in-person and up-close introduction to Fusion 360 software. We'll cover the basics, from login to exit, sketch to part, to assembly and beyond. The intent is to give you an overview that will help you understand the scope and power of Fusion 360 software, whether you’re a CAD veteran or just curious about what it can do for you. This session features Fusion 360 and A360.